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Canoe Outpost-Peace River

2816 NW County Road 661, Arcadia, FL 34266-5202
+1 800-268-0083
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Great time

We spent four days and three nights canoeing and camping Had an absolute blast and will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
wonderful excursion...but

I wish people could be more respectful bottom of the river was not so clean...bottles, cans... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
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The Canoe Outpost is located right on the banks of the Peace River just two miles west of Arcadia off State Road 70, right behind the Arcadia Peace River Campground. Located one hour from Sarasota, less than two hours from Tampa/St. Pete, 2 hours from Orlando, and about 3 hours from Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale, the Outpost is easily reached by all. Wilderness canoe and kayak trips by the hour, half day, full day, and overnight canoe camping are offered. The Outpost in Arcadia is open seven days a week every day of the year except Christmas Day. An additional office in Gardner is open on weekends during busy seasons in Spring and Fall to handle the popular overnight trips that check-in and end there. The Gardner Outpost facilities include ample parking, restrooms, shady picnic areas, hosing off station, trash disposal, and most important, end of trip parking, no pick ups required. All other trips, reservations, and information are handled through the main office in Arcadia. Facilities at the Arcadia Outpost include ample parking, restrooms, dressing rooms, shady picnic areas, volleyball net, grills at covered picnic area, and outdoor showers. Along the way on the river, paddlers can enjoy the Canoe Outpost Oak Hill area. Oak Hill is the Outpost’s private picnic/camping area with tables, portable toilets, and hiking trails. The Canoe Outpost paddle trips offer something for everyone. Some of the popular activities include fossil hunting, wildlife observation, hiking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and, of course, canoeing and kayaking in a backdrop of peace and quiet along Florida’s most popular State Canoe Trail. Many church, scout, service club, and youth groups paddle the Peace, as well as families, groups of friends, and area businesses. The Outpost has witnessed weddings, divorces, Bar Mitzvahs, birthdays, church retreats, family reunions, and corporate gatherings. You can also bring your dog, we’re pet friendly. Canoeing gives people a chance to enjoy the Florida outdoors and enjoy the sun and water, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
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“peace river” (40 reviews)
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2816 NW County Road 661, Arcadia, FL 34266-5202
+1 800-268-0083
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent four days and three nights canoeing and camping Had an absolute blast and will definitely be returning

Thank MikeTucker
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I wish people could be more respectful bottom of the river was not so clean...bottles, cans, otherwise a fantastic trip! big gators, beautiful birds, Manatee bones fossils...superb picnic area highly recommended

Thank gourmet007
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Amazing day on Peace River. 8 mile run from Brownsville to Arcadia to 4 hours including lunch stop. River high but very easy paddle. Los of gators and birds. Whole trip without a hitch - thank you.

Thank Grumpy16
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had such a fabulous time on the water. We are from the area, so we know the river was going to be high. We did not even have to paddle, the current did it all for us. Everyone at Canoe Outpost is wonderful. The staff...More

Thank Absummer
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was my first experience in a canoe and our group did the 12 mile run! This was a little long for a first timer and for the middle of summer in Florida! But, having said that the staff was great at both the beginning...More

Thank melavelle1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I RECOMMEND!! - I will start here because I see these negative reviews that actually are pretty irrelevant and should resort to an actual guided tour THEN move on to their own adventure to gain expereince. I would assume anyone would do even just basic...More

Thank Aaron_Joslin_Photo
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for the great review! We weren't sure how to respond to the negative reviews about the low water and we think you covered it. It's true, it's all in what you can do or should be doing! and we can't control Mother Nature. FYI,...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Disappointed that the river was so low, we were stuck in very shallow water, many times. We were told to stay in dark water, but there was not much of that. I would advise people to wait till water level goes up, which would of...More

Thank BigB005
RABragg, Owner at Canoe Outpost-Peace River, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

So sorry your paddle trip was not up to your expectations. As the owner of Canoe Outpost-Peace River, I maintain the river status on the website almost daily and if I don't, a staff member does. Our FaceBook page is updated every few days. At...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Canoed 5 hours down the river, stopped to dig/sift for sharks teeth! Found a ton of sharks teeth, canoed past 6 alligators, saw two large turtles. Definitely an amazing experience!! Would definitely do this again! Kids ranging from 9-16 had a blast. So peaceful, yet...More

Thank butterflywings112
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you love peaceful rivers, fishing, wild life or fossil hunting Canoe Outpost is the place to visit! We saw goats, a cow, five 'gators and found interesting fossils and sharks teeth! The staff was friendly and helpful. The equipment was in good shape and...More

Thank 12shark76
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had 2 girlfriends visiting from Minnesota..We are experienced canoers and I was excited to show them this side of Florida.Not disappointed..water level very low this year but river still very navigable..Didn't find any fossils,DID see an alligator,several turtles and variety of birds.

Thank vegasviking71
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Questions & Answers
18 June 2015|
Response from RABragg | Property representative |
Hi there. We are an inland paddlesport outfitter on a freshwater river. We also do not have on-site accommodations. We offer wilderness and semi-wilderness tent camping on the riverbank.
maureen p
14 January 2015|
Response from RABragg | Property representative |
Hi there, we have day trips as well as overnight trips. During the week, for the 8 mile, half day, the departures are 8, 10, & 11:30. Need 20-30 minutes prior to get checked in. There is also a 12:30 5 mile. In March, Spring... More